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Joshua-Klitschko rematch in Dubai? – Sport

British world boxing heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua
looks set to fight again in November, with both Dubai and Doha being considered as possible
venues, according to the fighter’s promoter.

Joshua
scored a stunning 11th round knockout win against former heavyweight champion
Wladimir Klitschko
at Wembley last month, and it now looking towards his next bout.

Speaking
to media at a press conference this week, the fighter’s promoter Eddie Hearn said
is “most likely” to fight again in November, with a number of
venues being considered.

While Las Vegas appears to be the most likely venue, Hearn
said other locations like Dubai and Doha are being considered.

“I
am looking at options now for the rematch while we wait on Klitschko because
you have to have an idea on dates and possibilities,” Heard told UK media.

“We
are talking to China, we are talking to Dubai and Qatar, we are talking to
America and the Principality Stadium (Cardiff).

“Wladimir
might say, ‘What’s the money?’ and obviously if there is huge money from
another country he is going to want the rematch more.

“It
would have to be an incredible deal to go to another country. We should know
where we are going by the end of June.”

Joshua
is waiting as to whether Klitschko
will exercise his contractual right
to rematch, or face mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev.

The UAE was due to host a fight between Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan, at a cost of $38 million to its unnamed backer, but the deal reportedly collapsed over a failure to come up with the money.

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